Oct 03 2007

US Has al-Qaeda Membership List From ME and EU

Update: The authorities are really serious about getting this information out – they have provided photos of the names on the list! I guess if you see your name on the list you should be really worried. – end update

At first I was wondering if this news had been leaked to the media because I could not figure out why anyone would advertise the fact we have a list of 500 al-Qaeda members found in Iraq:

The US military said on Wednesday it had seized a list of some 500 Al-Qaeda members recruited to fight in Iraq from the Middle East and Europe during a raid in northwest Iraq that killed eight militants.

Major General Kevin Bergner said the September 11 raid near Sinjar targetted a senior Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader, known as Muthanna, who was killed along with seven colleagues.

“Muthanna was the emir of Iraq and Syrian border area and he was a key facilitator of the movement of foreign terrorists once they crossed into Iraq from Syria,” Bergner told a news conference in Baghdad.

“He worked closely with Syrian-based Al-Qaeda foreign terrorist facilitators,” he added.

Bergner said they came from a range of countries including Libya, Morocco, Syria, Algeria, Oman, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom.

This dovetails interestingly with the news I posted on below of a Syrian Intelligence agent who was pretending to be a cleric and recruiting al-Qaeda fighters in Syria. He was recently assassinated.

But why tip off these people in the Middle East and Europe that we have their names (and therefore locations, etc, etc.)? Well, being on an al-Qaeda recruitment list is one way to get your own personal surveillance warrant within every western nation right now. It is clear what will happen. They question is how many will blink.

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4 Responses to “US Has al-Qaeda Membership List From ME and EU”

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  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    You can have all the names you want, but unless you can go back to the country of origin and get a photo id or have a passport photo to work from all the bad guys run around under an alias.

  3. scaulen says:

    I think it was a directed to the world that Al Qaeda is running out of good leaders. We just whacked a terrorist who was directly running 500 future killers. That’s pretty high up on the food chain if you ask me. Plus this also forces those 500 to change names and assume aliases if they hadn’t done so already. Logistically that could be a nightmare for an enemy that is back on their heals. This forces them to go and reprocess all those scum bags. Don’t you think it would be worth going to those countries of origin and getting photos to match up with the names? Some will cooperate some won’t, but it is well worth the time to try. This is a pretty big intel grab if you ask me. We’re pretty happy with rolling up a cell with a dozen names, now we’ve got a shot at nailing 500, even if we only get 15% of them that’s still 75 terrorists gone. And who knows how many more we can get from the 75.

    Off topic not sure if any one saw this but boca java is donating 2 bags of their gourmet coffee to the troops if you buy 4. Caffeine and nicotine are two friends grunts love to have around.

  4. jimbo1 says:

    AJ,,,I have this hunch that the terror cell busted in Germany in early Sept ….is related to this list.